Prizes & Awards

The webmaster welcomes contributions to this list of any prizes or awards relevant to the study of art made in Italy from antiquity to the present day.

APS Jacques Barzun Prize in Cultural History
The American Philosophical Society awards the Jacques Barzun Prize annually to the author or authors whose book exhibits distinguished work in American or European cultural history. Deadline 31 January for books published in the previous calendar year.

ARIAH Prize for Online Publishing
The Association of Research Institutes in Art History (ARIAH) invites nominations and self-nominations for the ARIAH Prize for Online Publishing. This award, which carries a $1,000 prize, seeks to encourage and promote high scholarly standards in online publishing in all fields of art history. The prize is awarded annually to the author(s) of a distinguished article or essay published online in the past three years in the form of a peer-reviewed e-journal or other peer-reviewed, short-form e-publication that advances the study of art history and visual culture. The article should either appear exclusively online or should be substantially distinct from any print version. The competition is open to anyone, with the exception of delegates of ARIAH. Entries may be submitted by the author(s), or by others nominating authors for the prize, including publishers. Entries must be accompanied by the ARIAH Prize Entry Form. Entries will be judged by a committee of ARIAH members. Online publications must have appeared within three years of the submission date. All languages will be considered, but non-English submissions must also provide an English translation. Viable non-winning submissions will be reconsidered in subsequent years. Deadline 31 December.

Bruno Zevi Prize
With a view to developing and disseminating the teaching of Bruno Zevi and his method of critical and historical inquiry, The Bruno Zevi Foundation is holding an international competition to award a prize for a historical-critical essay offering an original analysis of an architectural work or theme or an architect of the past or present. The competition is open to holders of research doctorates with experience in these fields: the key role of space in architecture; the ancient sources of the modern language; history as methodology of architectural practice; the modern language of architecture; landscape and the zero-degree language of architecture. Essays already published in Italy are not eligible. The languages admitted are Italian, English and French. The prize consists of the publication of the essay and in the invitation to give a lecture on the occasion of the award. Those wishing to enter for the competition are required to provide the Bruno Zevi Foundation with a) completed application form including personal data, details of the section in which the essay is entered, and its title; b) the complete text of the essay (max. 120,000 keystrokes including notes, etc.) and illustrations on CD with two copies on paper (the digital copy of the essay must show the title but not the author’s name); c) an abstract (1,500 keystrokes). Questions should be directed to the Fondazione Bruno Zevi. Deadline: 5 September.

CES Book Award
The Council for European Studies (CES) offers the European Studies Book Award every two years to the best first book on any subject in European Studies.